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RIP James Arness

James Arness once said of his character on Gunsmoke:
Matt Dillon was the kind of guy who's low-key but stands for what is right, ... And he goes about seeing that things turn out that way — with, of course, a lot of people suffering along the way.
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Here's an interesting article about his personal and professional life, touching on his hesitancy to take the job with Gunsmoke.
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This clip aired moments before the first episode of Gunsmoke, where John Wayne introduces and predicts the next big star of screen and saddle: Mr. James Arness.

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